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Posted: 5/14/2002 11:23:26 AM EDT
I have the opportunity to buy the following new Springfield Armory scope for $540 delivered.

4-14x56 A/O, 30mm, Target Knobs, 3rd Generation Illuminated Government .308 Reticle

I would use it on a Springfield Armory M1A or on an FN Special Police Rifle.

What do you think?

Please respond in detail.
Thank you,
Regards,
FRIZ
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 11:49:59 AM EDT
[#1]
FRIZ, what's up!!!

how was Thunder Ranch?
when you get a chance type up a review.

as far as the gen III
it sounds like a good price.  you will be hapy with the scope and if your not springfield will fix it.

be sure when you get it to "shoot a 10" box" and shoot groups at minimum and maximum powers to check your zero.  i have a gen ii and a gen iii.  they are both great scopes but if you have about 1200.00 i would say go with a Night Force.  they are the same size but have better light transmission.    
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 12:59:36 PM EDT
[#2]
There was a discussion a few weeks ago where several people chimmed in, you might want to take a look at it : www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=112143

FWIW, $540 is a good price.  I paid about the same for a reconditioned one from SWFA.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 1:07:15 PM EDT
[#3]
Good price... I have the same scope. My knob for the reticle became loose and almost fell off after about 40 rounds (over about a year) SA repaired it and sent it back to me. They did a poor job of boresighting it after they repaired it but otherwise it is a good scope. The 56mm lens is huge (almost too cumbersome sometimes) but I like it.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 1:38:57 PM EDT
[#4]

Quoted:
There was a discussion a few weeks ago where several people chimmed in, you might want to take a look at it : www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=112143



Link Posted: 5/14/2002 1:42:51 PM EDT
[#5]
Generation 3 Reticle:

Link Posted: 5/14/2002 1:46:50 PM EDT
[#6]

Quoted:
I would use it on a Springfield Armory M1A.



SWFA lists the following:

#MA5038 Springfield M1A/M14 factory two knob (3rd generation) scope mount. $130.

Link Posted: 5/14/2002 2:00:25 PM EDT
[#7]

Quoted:
Generation 3 Reticle:






Hmmm..... I think I will stick with Mil dots.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 4:36:42 PM EDT
[#8]
I have the scope that you are talking about mounted on my Reminton 700 PSS.  I have really enjoyed using it.  I purchased mine for $660 from SWFA about 3 years ago.  I have taken about 7 deer in the last 3 years with it.  All of the deer have been inside of 350 yards, so I haven't really had the opportunity to utilize the range finding recticle much.  
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 3:34:11 PM EDT
[#9]

Quoted:
Generation 3 Reticle:




Talk to me Goose...
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 7:49:09 PM EDT
[#10]
Gentlemen:
Thank you for your advice.
Regards,
FRIZ
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